Judge Gray: "we will repeal both the Patriot Act and the NDAA"Submitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 12:29
During his time in Yuma, Gray spoke at length about personal freedoms in the United States. “The very soul of our country is our civil liberties, and our very soul is under attack by our very own government.”
Those attacks include but are not limited to the passage of the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012, he said.
“Nobody that has liberal values would have signed the National Defense Authorization Act.”
A key provision in the NDAA legally allows the U.S. government to arrest American citizens and throw them in jail indefinitely if they are even suspected of being terrorists, or supporting terrorism, without a trial or conviction.
“Anybody in this country, citizen or not, could be labeled as a terrorist by the Executive Department,” Gray said. “I could be labeled a terrorist ... held without charges, held without trial and actually rendered ... meaning you could be deported to another country (and) probably tortured.”
Gray promised to repeal both the Patriot Act and the NDAA if he and Johnson are elected.